After the attack at Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters in Paris that left 12 people dead, a group assembled outside French Consulate in downtown Istanbul, protesting the incident with one minute of silence and pencils.
Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed was sentenced to deathby firing squad on December 24, 2014, for an online article he published over a year ago. This is Mauritania’s first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960.
Charlie Hebdo was about more than its fiercely satirical cartoons. It changed the French media and legal landscape forever and was instrumental in the struggle to protect hard-hitting investigative reporting.